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Weeks of Welcome or WOW is Texas State's official welcome to students entering or returning to campus each semester! The first few weeks are full of events and opportunities for new and returning students to become familiar or reacquainted with the Texas State campus, fellow Bobcats, and the San Marcos community.

The Fall 2017 Weeks of Welcome will begin on August 28th and continue through September 17th.

Check back in August for updates as we will continue to post information about new and exciting events as they develop!


Looking for the schedule? Check out our App!

The WOW guide is now available in the 'TXST Events' application! This application is free and available both in the Apple and Android marketplaces. We highly encourage you to download this application as it provides details on each event including the location, fee associated (if any), contact information, and much more! It also allows you to create your own customizable schedule so you can keep track of all the events you specifically want to attend. 

Fall 2017 events will be loaded by early August. 

To access the guide, visit: https://guidebook.com/g/txstwow/ 

What type of events take place during WOW? 

University departments from all over campus host WOW events!

Below you will find the calendar for the events that were hosted as part of the Spring 2017 program.

The Fall 2017 event list will be updated in August once events are submitted!

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Welcome Tents

Location:
The Quad; By the electric sign and outside UAC
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Emma Carberry, 716-867-5919
Campus Sponsor:
Retention Management & Planning

The purpose of the Welcome Tents is to welcome students to the University, provide directional information, and answer student questions. Various student resources (e.g. planners, maps, etc.) are handed out at the welcome tents to give students the tools they need to be successful.

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Explore Spring Lake Family Special

Location:
Aquarena Center (ACVC); 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$5 per boat ticket
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Drop in an celebrate the new semester with $5 glass-bottom boat tours for students and up to 6 family members during the first 3 weeks of classes! Glass-bottom boat rides offer an amazing underwater perspective of Spring Lake (the headwaters of the San Marcos River). You will see over 1,000 bubbling springs and the abundant wildlife that call this Lake home.

This offer is valid from January 17 - February 3, 2017.

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Round Rock Campus Welcome Week (Popcorn & Planners)

Location:
Round Rock Campus; Avery 2nd Floor Atrium
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Alyssa Kroeker, 512.716.4023
Campus Sponsor:
Round Rock Campus
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MFA Showcase and Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries, 2nd Floor of Joann Cole Mitte Building
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Margo Handwerker, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries

These exhibitions provide an opportunity for the MFA program in Communication Design to showcase work by award-winning students who are part of a new generation of design education and also the most current work in the thesis research of the program’s MFA candidates. This year's showcase will be the 10th year anniversary exhibition.


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Stars at Night - Faculty Showcase

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
Cost:
$8 for students with ID
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Stars At Night Concert Series presents "First Light" Faculty Showcase, an evening of Chamber Music.

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Welcome Tents

Location:
The Quad; By electronic sign and outside UAC
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Emma Carberry, 716-867-5919
Campus Sponsor:
Retention Management & Planning

The purpose of the Welcome Tents is to welcome students to the University, provide directional information, and answer student questions. Various student resources (e.g. planners, maps, etc.) are handed out at the welcome tents to give students the tools they need to be successful.

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Round Rock Campus Welcome Week (Popcorn & Planners)

Location:
Round Rock Campus; Avery 2nd Floor Atrium
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Alyssa Kroeker, 512.716.4023
Campus Sponsor:
Round Rock Campus
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Round Rock Campus Welcome Week (Popcorn & Planners)

Location:
Round Rock Campus; Avery 2nd Floor Atrium
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Alyssa Kroeker, 512.716.4023
Campus Sponsor:
Round Rock Campus
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Women's Basketball vs. UL Monroe

Location:
Strahan Coliseum (STRA)
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Nick Gravois, 817-521-1112
Campus Sponsor:
Athletics

The Texas State Women's Basketball team welcomes the UL Monroe Warhawks to Strahan Coliseum. Attendance is free for Texas State students.

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Part-Time Job Fair

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Summer Salazar, 512-245-2645
Campus Sponsor:
Career Services

Need a part-time job? Join Career Services for the Part-Time Job Fair - where you'll have an opportunity to speak to both on- and off-campus employers regarding part-time and work-study positions.

Please come prepared with printed copies of your resume and dress appropriately in professional business attire.

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Texas State Basketball Doubleheader

Location:
Strahan Coliseum (STRA)
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Nick Gravois, 817-521-1112
Campus Sponsor:
Athletics

Both Bobcat Basketball teams will be taking on the UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in Strahan Coliseum. Attendance is always free for Texas State students.

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Tips & Tricks: Passport to Academic Success - Spring 2017

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); HUB - 2nd Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joshua Love, 5122453451
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

BOBCATS!

Do you want to learn tips for success at Texas State University?

If so, join the Office of Disability Services on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 11:00AM-1:00PM in the LBJ Student Center HUB to:

- Meet our Staff

- Gain Tips for a Successful Semester

- Learn about Disability Etiquette

- Find out about Assistive Technologies

- And Discover how ODS Helps Students with Visible and Invisible Disabilities with Accommodations.

This is an opportunity to raise disability awareness, challenge and recognize disability stereotypes and educate our communities about the intersectionality of disability and our holistic identities. We are all different in our abilities.


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General Information Session

Location:
Thornton International House (THOR); Conference Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ila Mar, 512-245-1967
Campus Sponsor:
Study Abroad Office

The first step to study abroad is to attend a General Information Session. At these sessions, we will go over all of the different types of study abroad programs, some financial solutions you might be able to use, and what your next step(s) will be in the process.

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Texas State Men's Basketball vs. UL Monroe

Location:
Strahan Coliseum (STRA)
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Nick Gravois, 817-521-1112
Campus Sponsor:
Athletics

Texas State Men's Basketball welcomes the Warhawks of UL Monroe to Strahan Coliseum. Student attendance is free to all athletic events.

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Off-Campus Living Chat 'N Chew

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Mall
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Dept. of Housing and Residential Life, Off-Campus Living

Off-Campus Living will be sponsoring different apartment complexes and service providers (Achieving Community Together, ACT ALLY Members) every Tuesday in the LBJ Mall 9:00AM-11:30AM.  Stop by the different vendor booths and gather information about where you would like to live next year.  The Off-Campus Living Staff table will have free snacks and resources to help you in choosing your new residence in San Marcos.

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Lunar New Year

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Patio & Amphitheater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mylynn McCarty, 5122458263
Campus Sponsor:
Student Association for Campus Activities

Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with SACA! We will offer free cultural activities, entertainment, and refreshments to the Texas State community.

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Study Abroad Fair

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ila Mar, 512-245-1967
Campus Sponsor:
Study Abroad Office

The Study Abroad Office invites you to the Texas State Study Abroad Fair. Learn about all the places you could go around the world as a Texas State student! Representatives of different programs will be providing information to those interested in studying, teaching, working, and/or researching abroad.

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Off-Campus Living Presentation

Location:
Texas State University; Angelina/San Gabriel Hall, Room 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Housing & Residence Life, Off-Campus Living

The Off-Campus Living Staff will be presenting about finding a new place to live Off-Campus next year. We will have handouts and resources to give out about things to look for in choosing your next place to live in San Marcos.

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Bobcat Acts of Kindness

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Rm. 3-11.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Grisell Pérez, 512-245-3219
Campus Sponsor:
Student Involvement/Student Volunteer Connection

Interested in doing some service? Join us as we complete a service project and talk about service opportunities throughout the Hays County area.

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Caroline Steiger - Faculty Horn Recital

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
$5 with Student ID
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series presents Caroline Steiger, horn "Modular: a recital program featuring music by Florent Schmitt, Daniel Schnyder, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Kevin Ernste.

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IFC Fraternity Meet & Greet

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Mall area (outside)
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Bob Dudolski, 512-245-5646
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Students - Greek Affairs

Please stop by the LBJ Mall Area next to Alkek Library and meet the members of our IFC Fraternity Community to learn more about joining a fraternity at Texas State!

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Study Abroad General Information Session

Location:
Thornton International House (THOR); Conference Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ila Mar, 512-245-1967
Campus Sponsor:
Study Abroad Office

The first step to study abroad is to attend a General Information Session. At these sessions, we will go over all of the different types of study abroad programs, some financial solutions you might be able to use, and what your next step(s) will be in the process.

RSVP is required.

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Aria and Concerto Competition Finals

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

School of Music students will complete in a vocal/aria category and in an instrumental/concerto category to determine who will be selected to perform with various School of Music ensembles as a featured soloist during the next year!

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Opening reception for 3 new exhibitions: Joey Fauerso, Jason Reed, An Adventure in the Sun...

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); 2nd Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries

Opening reception for three concurrent exhibitions in the Texas State Galleries: Joey Fauerso "Pretend This is a Trap" solo show; Jason Reed "Black Gold: Field Notes" solo show; and "An Adventure in the Sun..." group show guest curated by Leslie Moody Castro.

Exhibitions on view January 30 - February 19

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Giant Game Night

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Patio & Amphitheater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Alicia Hector, 512-245-8263
Campus Sponsor:
Student Association for Campus Activities

SACA will be hosting a giant-game night at the LBJ Student Center! Come join us for human-size board games and activities. Free admission to the Texas State community.

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Brilliant Bobcats - MACS: A Formula to Reach Academic Success

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Rm. 3.13-1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Staci Strauch, 512-245-5500
Campus Sponsor:
Retention Management & Planning

Have you hit a stumbling block this semester? At risk of being placed on academic probation? Or maybe you are just getting started and need some pointers on how to be the most successful student you can be? Come to this workshop to develop a strategy for academic success and learn about resources you can use to help you have a successful semester.

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Off-Campus Living Chat 'N Chew

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Mall
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Dept. of Housing and Residential Life, Off-Campus Living

Off-Campus Living will be sponsoring different apartment complexes and service providers (Achieving Community Together, ACT ALLY Members) every Tuesday in the LBJ Mall 9:00AM-11:30AM.  Stop by the different vendor booths and gather information about where you would like to live next year.  The Off-Campus Living Staff table will have free snacks and resources to help you in choosing your new residence in San Marcos.

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WOW-A-Palooza

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); First & Second Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rigo Gutierrez, 512-245-3219
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Student Center

Whether you are a new or returning student, we would like to welcome you to Texas State in a big way! Come to the LBJ Student Center to participate in fun activities, enjoy snacks and giveaways, and to mingle with other Bobcats. Start your semester with this free event for all students.

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Women in Science and Engineering Hour

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Rm 4.1-6
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Susan Holtz, 512-245-2413
Campus Sponsor:
2017 Women in Science and Engineering Conference Committee

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Hour will feature Texas State University female graduate students across several disciplines sharing their experiences of what it is like to be professionals in their field. You will be invited to join in for WISE table talk and expo style presentations. It is hosted by the organizers of the 2017 WISE Conference to be held in April.

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Study Abroad General Information Session

Location:
Thornton International House (THOR); Conference Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ila Mar, 512-245-1967
Campus Sponsor:
Study Abroad Office

The first step to study abroad is to attend a General Information Session. At these sessions, we will go over all of the different types of study abroad programs, some financial solutions you might be able to use, and what your next step(s) will be in the process.

RSVP is required.

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Off-Campus Living Presentation

Location:
Butler Hall (BUTL); Lobby
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Housing & Residence Life, Off-Campus Living

The Off-Campus Living Staff will be presenting about finding a new place to live Off-Campus next year. We will have handouts and resources to give out about things to look for in choosing your next place to live in San Marcos. 

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Bobcat Career Prep

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bruce Howard, 512-245-2645
Campus Sponsor:
Career Services

Plan to attend this fun and casual event to help you with your career development skills so you can land your next job or internship! Employers from various companies will give you guidance and feedback on topics such as resume reviews, mock interviews, and social media. We'll also be giving away free clothing from our Career Closet every 20 minutes!

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World Cancer Day Observance

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Rm. 3-13.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joshua Love, 5122453451
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

World Cancer Day 2017: A Panel Discussion and Multimedia Presentation The Office of Disability Services, the College of Health Professions - Radiation Therapy Program and Texas State University CAMCO Program are committed to offering awareness, advocacy and partnership to students, staff and faculty who have been impacted by cancer or wish to learn more about how to prevent and inform themselves and our communities. The theme 'We can. I can.' invites us all to explore how - as a collective or as individuals - we can do our part to educate our communities, detect and prevent cancer and support individuals impacted by cancer.

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Round Rock Campus New Student Organization Open House

Location:
Round Rock Campus; Avery 4th Floor Atrium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Alyssa Kroeker, 512.716.4023
Campus Sponsor:
Round Rock Campus

Visit with Student Organizations and programs. Food provided while supplies last.

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Preferred Name Seminar

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Rm. 3-6.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ryan Kessinger, 915-240-8748
Campus Sponsor:
Transcend at Texas State

Many gender diverse students use a different name than what I listed on their Texas State email or class roster. With the help of the Registrars Office and the Attorney for Students Office we will be helping students put their preferred name into the Texas State system. Students are required to bring two forms of ID (drivers licence or passport, AND social security card of birth certificate) to complete this process.

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Study Abroad General Information Session

Location:
Thornton International House (THOR); Conference Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ila Mar, 512-245-1967
Campus Sponsor:
Study Abroad Office

The first step to study abroad is to attend a General Information Session. At these sessions, we will go over all of the different types of study abroad programs, some financial solutions you might be able to use, and what your next step(s) will be in the process.

RSVP is required.

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2017 Hill County Jazz Festival: Eddie Durham Concert

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

An all-star big band will play a concert as part of the Eddie Durham Celebration. The band will feature members of the Count Basie Orchestra, Conrad Herwig, and include a talk by NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern.

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Orchesis Dance Company

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
$8 for students, $10 for everyone
Contact:
Lynson Alexander, 832-840-6446
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Department of Dance

This annual dance concert to which Orchesis Dance Company devotes its entire season. The concert will be about an hour long and consist of works from Orchesis, Transient Dance Collective, as well as independent student choreographers. We are a passionate group of dancers dedicated to artistic expression and the love of contemporary dance.

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Movie: The Edge of Seventeen

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); George's
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Peter Pereira, 512.245.3219
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Student Center

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Haliee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until an unexpected friendship with a thoughtful teen (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

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Off-Campus Living Chat 'N Chew

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Mall
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Dept. of Housing and Residential Life, Off-Campus Living

Off-Campus Living will be sponsoring different apartment complexes and service providers (Achieving Community Together, ACT ALLY Members) every Tuesday in the LBJ Mall 9:00AM-11:30AM.  Stop by the different vendor booths and gather information about where you would like to live next year.  The Off-Campus Living Staff table will have free snacks and resources to help you in choosing your new residence in San Marcos.

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Off-Campus Living Chat 'N Chew

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Mall
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Dept. of Housing and Residential Life, Off-Campus Living

Off-Campus Living will be sponsoring different apartment complexes and service providers (Achieving Community Together, ACT ALLY Members) every Tuesday in the LBJ Mall 9:00AM-11:30AM.  Stop by the different vendor booths and gather information about where you would like to live next year.  The Off-Campus Living Staff table will have free snacks and resources to help you in choosing your new residence in San Marcos.

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